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Spring Festival travel season wraps up

The city's Spring Festival travel rush ended over the weekend as migrant workers and tourists returned to town by plane, rail, bus and ferry.

The city's two airports handled a total of 7.69 million passengers during the 40-day rush that began on January 19, said the airport authority.

While the Shanghai South Long-distance Bus Terminal delivered more than 935,000 passengers, a 10 percent increase from last year's same period.

Shanghai Railway Police said yesterday they had detained 201 train ticket scalpers since January 9 and confiscated 677 tickets worth more than 175,000 yuan.

The police also caught seven fugitives and seized 12,041 pieces of explosives or inflammable goods to ensuring the safety of more than 13 million travelers during the holiday period.


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